Waiver vs Wavier - What's the difference?

waiver | wavier |

As a noun waiver

is the act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.

As a verb waiver

is .

As an adjective wavier is





(en noun)
  • The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
  • (legal) A legal document releasing some requirement, such as waiving a right (giving it up) or a waiver of liability (agreeing to hold someone blameless). Also used for such a form even before it is filled out and signed.
  • I had to sign a waiver when I went skydiving, agreeing not to sue even if something went wrong.
  • Something that releases a person from a requirement.
  • I needed a waiver from the department head to take the course because I didn't technically have the prerequisite courses.
    I needed a waiver from the zoning board for the house because the lot was so small, but they let me build because it was next to the park.

    Derived terms

    * waivered

    See also

    * ("waiver" on Wikipedia)


  • See waive.
  • Usage notes

    * Sometimes used in puns involving wavering]] about [[waiver
  • noun, waivers, the noun, especially in newspaper headlines for sports stories.
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  • (wavy)
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    Etymology 1


  • Rising or swelling in waves.
  • Full of waves.
  • Moving to and fro; undulating.
  • Having wave-like shapes on its border or surface; waved.
  • (botany, of a margin) Moving up and down relative to the surface; undulate.
  • (heraldry) , in a wavy line; applied to ordinaries, or division lines.
  • Etymology 2

    See wavey .


  • (goose).
  • * 1862 , in The Zoologist: a popular miscellany of natural history , volume 20, page 7835:
  • According to Indian report, a great breeding-ground for the blue wavy is the country lying in the interior of the north-east point of Labrador, Cape Dudley Digges.
  • * 1888 , in the Journals of the Senate of Canada , volume 22, Appendix 1, page 237:
  • The blue and white wavies breed in the barren grounds and feed chiefly on berries.